Mount Despair (Washington)

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Mount Despair
Mount Despair 25953.JPG
Highest point
Elevation 7,296 ft (2,224 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 1,852 ft (564 m) [1]
Coordinates 48°44′14″N 121°22′36″W / 48.737333°N 121.376777°W / 48.737333; -121.376777Coordinates: 48°44′14″N 121°22′36″W / 48.737333°N 121.376777°W / 48.737333; -121.376777[1]
Location Whatcom County, Washington, U.S.
Parent range Cascade Range, North Cascades
Topo map USGS Damnation Peak

Mount Despair is a rugged mountain in the North Unit of North Cascades National Park in Washington state. Northeast of Mount Despair lies the Picket Range.

The mountain's name was given by Lage Wernstedt of the U.S. Forest Service who mapped the region in the 1920s. The name Mount Despair first appeared on Forest Service maps in 1931.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c "Mount Despair, Washington". 
  2. ^ Beckey, Fred W. (1995). Cascade Alpine Guide: climbing and high routes, Vol. 3, Rainy Pass to Fraser River (2nd ed.). Mountaineers Books. p. 86. ISBN 978-0-89886-423-6. 

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